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Articles tagged with 'mps'

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Great teachers make their mark every single day

Published May 2, 2016

When I became a dad and my kids neared school age, I hoped they'd have a teacher like the one who made a lasting impression on me. A few years into their school careers, I can honestly say that my wish has already come true.

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MPS should accept Means' plan for Opportunity Schools

Published April 27, 2016

Demond Means' OSPP plan may not be ideal, but for Milwaukee Public Schools, it's the best case in a bad situation - especially based on what was threatened originally and what eventually did become the law under the last state budget.

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5 things I learned about Milwaukee's school segregation history

Published Feb. 25, 2016

James K. Nelsen is a history teacher at Golda Meir High School who decided to turn his senior thesis on segregation and MPS into a book. Finally, after 18 years, he did just that. Tuesday, he gave a lecture at UWM's Golda Meir Library on that topic.

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Wangard and Catalyst partner on CADRE Yo Pros program at Bradley Tech

Published Feb. 15, 2016

Wangard Partners and Catalyst Construction have partnered on an awareness program, CADRE Yo Pros, in collaboration with Bradley Tech High School, aiming to inspire future growth and bring awareness to career opportunities within the built environment.

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5 national disgraces of Arne Duncan's own making

Published Jan. 26, 2016

What greeted my eyes in the Sunday paper was the headline "Arne Duncan on Milwaukee's chronic woes: 'A national disgrace'," talking about Milwaukee's schools. But here are five other national disgraces Duncan had a hand in that he should also be worried about.

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Can you help ID these Tula Erskine works?

Published Jan. 11, 2016

This morning I received a note from Nancy Aten, who was scanning works by Milwaukee artist Gertrude Kundman Erskine to be included in Erskine's archive, when she came upon 8x10 photographs of a series of six works that especially caught her attention. Do you recognize them?

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A look at the South Division dome, a South Side icon

Published Dec. 16, 2015

Today, I found myself driving past Bluemel's Garden Center, which is closed for the season, at 4930 W. Loomis Rd., and I couldn't resist the urge to stop and see the old South Division High School dome, which was built into the garden center's building.